NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Saturday, November 28, 2015, 12:38 PM
Talk about a royal pain.
Prince Harry fell head-first off his pony 20 minutes into a charity polo match in Paarl, South Africa Saturday — and then took a second tumble right before the game’s end, according to the Mirror.
The ginger-haired prince, who was playing in the annual game for his AIDS charity, Sentebale, appeared to be uninjured. His team ultimately lost 8-7 to its opponent, Royal Salute, during the event held at the Val de Vie Estate.
Prince Harry falls off his horse during the Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup.
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Prince Harry kneels after falling from his horse.
The opposing team’s captain, Argentine polo player and model Nacho Figueras, reportedly teased the roughed-up royal by miming a fall of his own.
Harry’s double tumble came two days after he and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho broke ground on Sentebale’s new HIV/AIDS flagship facility, the Mamohato Children’s Centre, which is expected to help the charity reach four times as many kids living with HIV.
The prince, currently on a weeklong tour of South Africa and Lesotho, also enjoyed a warm reunion with 15-year-old Mutsu Postane, an orphaned boy he met 11 years ago on a visit to the landlocked country.
King Letsie III of Lesotho, Prince Seeiso and Prince Harry each spoke at an opening ceremony for the children’s center, with Harry fondly remembering his mother, Princess Diana, for whom he named a hall in the facility.
Soul singer Joss Stone, a Sentebale ambassador, later serenaded guests, and a fireworks finale closed out the evening.